Truck accidents may be caused by a lot of different factors and who you hold liable depends on who was at fault in the accident. In order to correctly determine and prove fault in a trucking accident, you should call an experienced trucking accident to help you. A Fayette County attorney who has extensive experience with this exact type of truck accident claim will know how to determine who or what caused the accident, as well as how to prove that fault in court. Call the Law Office of Shane Smith today to schedule a consultation with a very experienced trucking accident attorney.
One main reason hiring an attorney is important is that trucks are very complicated machines. They often weigh upwards of 65,000 to 80,000 lbs. and often have advanced onboard computer systems.
A truck accident lawyer will have a solid knowledge and understanding of these machines, what their design shortcomings might be, how the manufacturing process should proceed and what recommended maintenance schedules should be. This familiarity with the trucks as machines is vitally important when considering responsibility and fault in heavy truck accident litigation. Another reason a truck accident lawyer is important is that trucking laws can be complex and confusing. The Department of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and countless other federal, state and local governmental bodies issues laws, rules and guidelines covering the proper and safe operation and maintenance of trucks. These rules are regularly updated and refreshed in light of not only new technology, but also, sadly as a result of tragic crashes and incidents. A worthwhile trucking accident lawyer will be extremely familiar with these laws, including any new changes in the law, and will know how to use them in your case.
For these reasons and more, it is imperative that you are represented by a dedicated and experienced truck accident lawyer for your case. If you have been injured in a truck accident, make sure you call the Fayette County truck accident lawyers at The Law Office of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to discuss your case. We will ensure that you receive the maximum possible settlement to recover for you injuries.